Major Construction Street Closures

Hobbs and Sanderfer RR Crossings

CSX will close the RR crossings on Hobbs Street and Sanderfer Road on Aug. 8 and for the following four to five days for work its doing at the crossings. Please use alternate routes.

Lindsay Lane

The City of Athens project to widen Lindsay Lane South from Strain Road East to Indian Trace Road started July 11.

The Public Works Department mailed letters about the project to residents whose driveways are located within this project area.

City Engineer Michael Griffin said the project will widen both sides of Lindsay Lane in this area. The project is expected to take until the end of November, depending on weather.

The City’s capital infrastructure and alcohol funds are funding the $2,014,464 project. The contractor will be Rogers Group.

Link to see project outline:


Elm Street

The contractor as started work on the grant project to extend sidewalks to U.S. 31. Please watch for crews working adjacent to the roadway.

ATRIP, TAP and other projects that will impact streets (estimated start dates)

The City of Athens coordinates with the Alabama Department of Transportation on these projects, and the dates are subject to change
  • Elm Street Sidewalk - Work is underway.
  • Vine Street Area Drainage Project - engineer hired; surveying to start soon.

Street closures for events

The following events will require street closures:
  • Aug. 5 - Piney Chapel Antique Tractor Parade from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.; starts at Sheriff's Rodeo Arena then Lucas Ferry to Market to Hine to Washington to Marion to Pryor to Elkton and back to arena.
  • Aug. 5 - Marion Street on Square - Singing on The Square that evening

Temporary Street Closures

Crews will work tonight, Aug. 4, from 10 to 11:30 on a pipe installation. This will require the closure of Lindsay Lane at Huntsville-Browns Ferry Road.